The Girl Who Wore Freedom (Friday, 7:45-9:15pm)

$7.00

15 in stock

Directed by Christian Taylor
1 hour, 29 minutes

15 in stock

SKU: TheGirlWhoWoreFreedomFri745 Category:

Description

This film brings the viewer to Normandy, France. Once an idyllic landscape, Normandy had succumbed to German invaders who overran its farms, its manors, its countryside. Viewers meet those who recount their unique relationships with the Allied forces who liberated Normandy on June 6, 1944. The journey from occupation to liberation to acceptance and forgiveness to gratitude and pride is explored through interviews with French survivors and American veterans in this powerful, personal film that tells stories handed down over two generations. The viewer travels to today’s United States with Flo Plana, who seeks out the men of the 101st Airborne Division to collect and curate their stories for the Utah Beach D-Day Museum. Veterans recount their experiences and the relationships they built over the summer of 1944. Normandy itself is now a living war museum with shrapnel on the beaches, bullet holes in its walls, and blood staining its church pews. Those that were there have vowed never to forget the lessons of World War II and to pass down the value of freedom to their children and their children’s children.

The film closes on contemporary D-Day celebrations of remembrance and gratitude, where French citizens of all ages celebrate those who were and are willing to defend freedom because they, the people of Normandy, know all too well that freedom is not free.

Additional information

Date

Friday, October 1st

Time

7:45 – 9:15

Location

Hayes Theater 2

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